Today Red Sox news is the trade of Coco Crisp. I, for one, will miss him. Unlike Manny Ramirez, Coco never complained. He played when and where the team needed him. But I can understand that he really didn’t want to keep playing behind Jacoby Ellsbury.
According to the Boston Globe
Crisp did have arguably his best season in Boston in 2008, batting .283 — .315 in the second half — with seven homers, 41 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 361 at-bats. He shared the job in center field with rookie Jacoby Ellsbury during the regular season, starting 98 games. Crisp started five games in the American League Championship Series loss to the Rays, batting .450 and delivering a memorable game-tying hit in Game 5 as the Red Sox rallied from a 7-0 deficit.
In exchange we got relief pitcher, Ramon Ramirez.
The buzz at work was to feel sorry for Coco having to move to Kansas City – a team long past the glory days when George Brett was a star.